Definition of amalgamate in English:


Syllabification: a·mal·ga·mate
Pronunciation: /əˈmalgəˌmāt


  • 1Combine or unite to form one organization or structure: [with object]: he amalgamated his company with another [no object]: numerous small railroad companies amalgamated (as adjective amalgamated) his true genius lies in synthesis, in an amalgamated vision
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    • He was also a keen hurler and in recent years saw his beloved Ballinakill Club amalgamated with Woodford.
    • A business is often sold, purchased, merged, or amalgamated with another business by the purchase and sale of either assets or shares.
    • The East Yorkshire Regiment amalgamated with the West Yorkshire Regiment in 1958 to form the Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire.
    combine, merge, unite, fuse, blend, meld; join (together), join forces, band (together), link (up), team up, go into partnership
    literary commingle
  • 1.1 [with object] Chemistry Alloy (a metal) with mercury: (as adjective amalgamated) amalgamated zinc
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    • Corrosion of pure and amalgamated zinc in pure concentrated solutions was investigated using two methods.
    • The general course of the decay curves was similar for polished and amalgamated zinc.
    • It was furthermore shown that there is at atmospheric pressure very strong tendency for mercury to amalgamate iron.


early 17th century: from medieval Latin amalgamat- 'formed into a soft mass', from the verb amalgamare, from amalgama (see amalgam).

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